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Kobo Writing Life's Pick: The Craft of Writing

13 Steps To Evil

How To Craft Superbad Villains

by Sacha Black ...
Your hero is not the most important character in your book. Your villain is. Are you fed up of drowning in one-dimensional villains? Frustrated with creating clichés? And failing to get your reader to root for your villain? In 13 Steps to Evil, you’ll discover: How to develop a villain’s mindset A step-by-step guide to creating your villain from the ground up Why getting to the core of a villain’s personality is essential to make them credible What pitfalls and clichés to avoid as well as the tropes your story needs Finally, there is a comprehensive writing guide to help you create superbad villains. Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned writer, this book will help power up your bad guy and give them that extra edge. These lessons will help you master and control your villainous minions, navigate and gain the perfect balance of good and evil, as well as strengthening your villain to give your story the tension and punch it needs. If you like dark humour, learning through examples and want to create the best villains you can, then you’ll love Sacha Black’s guide to crafting superbad villains. Read 13 Steps to Evil today and start creating kick-ass villains. ... Read more

$6.99 or Free with Kobo Plus

Kobo Writing Life's Pick: The Business of Self Publishing

How To Make a Living with Your Writing

Turn Your Words into Multiple Streams Of Income

by Joanna Penn ...
Book 3 - Books for Writers
Do you want to make a living with your writing? Do you want to turn your words into multiple streams of income? I’m Joanna Penn and I left my corporate job a decade ago to become a full-time author entrepreneur. In this completely updated Third Edition, I’ll explain how I make a living with my writing and share tips from other writers on how you can do it too with practical, actionable advice that you can implement for yourself. If you love to create and you’re ready to learn fresh skills in a fast-changing environment, this book will give you lots of ideas on how to make money with your words. Each chapter provides ideas you can use to research each opportunity in more detail and questions to guide your thought process. Sometimes it’s just about knowing what’s out there in order to find what’s right for you. ... Read more

$9.99 or Free with Kobo Plus

Kobo Writing Life's Pick: Marketing

Romance Your Plan

by Zoe York ...
Book 2 - Publishing How To
After writing a genre fiction series, what's next? Writing another one, that will both please existing fans and find you new readers at the same time. Zoe York has been there a dozen times. In this follow up to Romance Your Brand, the USA Today bestselling author breaks down how to pick the right marketing plan for your brand, your books, and your readers. Let's talk about: • scheduling sales • planning releases • brand re-vamping • audience growth • fandom building • goal setting • weathering low points ... Read more

$4.99 or Free with Kobo Plus

Kobo Writing Life's Pick: Audiobook about Self-Publishing

Narrated by the Author

How to Produce an Audiobook on a Budget

Narrated by Renee Conoulty ...
Audiobook 1 - Narrated by the Author
Do you want to be part of the growing audiobook industry? Are you an indie author looking to expand your readership? Learn how to narrate and produce your own professional quality audiobook within a budget. I won’t bore you with a list of my expert qualifications because I don’t have any. I’m not a tech wiz. I’m not an actor. I’m an average person, just like you, and if I can do it, then so can you. In this step-by-step beginner’s guide, you'll discover: ⬩ The pros and cons of self-narrating ⬩ Affordable equipment options ⬩ Narration tips ⬩ How to edit and master with free software ⬩ Audiobook distribution options ⬩ All the dumb things I did so you can learn from my mistakes ⬩ And much, much more! If you like down-to-earth, budget-friendly advice with a touch of humour then you'll love Narrated by the Author. ... Read more

$7.99 or free with audiobook trial